WB CM inaugurates Jala Sathi Water Plant, announces setting up of garments hub

West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee today announced the setting up of a garments hub at Garden Reach area. The garment hub will benefit tailors belonging to Maheshtala region and will create employment for 35000 people, CM said.

She was speaking at the inauguration of ‘Jala Sathi’ Water Treatment Plant at Garden Water Works, with 20 MGD out of 50 MGD capacity.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister also highlighted the importance of water for existence. “Water is a necessity in human life,” she said.

Expressing regret for the fact that even after so many years of independence, people in vast areas of the country still do not get water, WB CM said, “We have started water-supply projects worth thousands of crores in areas like Purulia and Bankura.”

“Only in Kolkata, we have not imposed water tax. We believe everyone must receive water,” she added.

WB CM inaugurates numerous developmental projects at Bankura

West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee, on the third day of her three-day visit to Bardhaman, Purulia and Bankura, addressed a public meeting at Raipiur.

She inaugurated several important projects like the Patrasayer-Danna Eco Tourism Park, a Karma Tirtha at Bishnupur, a blood Bank at Khatra, new administrative buildings, 59 roads, bridges, a motel (Patha Sathi) at Barjora, irrigation projects, solar energy powered tube wells among others.

The Chief Minister also laid the foundation stones of numerous projects like new bridges, roads, administrative buildings, water supply projects, tourism projects, grain godowns, hostels and a common facility centre for Dokra craftsmen at Bikna.

The Chief Minister distributed from the stage benefits and grants like Kanyashree, forest and land pattas, scholarships, sports equipment and agricultural machinery.

The West Bengal Chief Minister had stopped for the night at Garh Panchakot in Purulia. After today’s programme she will visit Jhargram.

KMC expedites Garden Reach water supply project

Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) and Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) have joined hands to overhaul the water supply system in south Kolkata and three municipal areas bordering Garden Reach.

When complete, the project will end water woes in areas like Garden Reach, Kalighat, Behala, Tollygunge, Jadavpur and Mahestala, Pujali and Budge Budge municipalities. Though it involves huge investment, Mayor Sovan Chatterjee is determined to complete it by the end of this year.

Sovan Chatterjee has proposed to lay four dedicated water lines. After completion of the process, these pipes will ensure more water for residents once the augmentation of the Garden Reach plant is complete. These lines will be laid for Behala, Garden Reach, Pujali and Maheshtala.

The Mayor on Monday held a meeting with municipal affairs minister Firhad Hakim and officials of KMDA, KMC and the land department. He has asked municipal commissioner Khalil Ahmed to wrap up the ongoing project at Garden Reach by October 31.

The new plant with a capacity of supplying 50 million gallon water will greatly solve the water scarcity in south Kolkata.

Water for all: KMC sets up new projects for safe drinking water

Water is one of the most essential commodities in life. Unlike many other cities in India, the water supply system is Kolkata is one of the finer ones. KMC not only upgraded the system from time to time but is also steadily venturing into new projects.

KMC’s Water Supply Department has already completed the landmark project of laying a pipeline with a diameter of 64 inches, for dedicated transmission to Tallah from Palta. Construction of the 30 MGD capacity water treatment plant at Dhapa is now complete. Construction of a few more booster pump stations are in the pipeline.

Here are some of the initiatives taken by the Corporation to serve the citizens of Kolkata in a fruitful manner;

Water Treatment Plants

• Indira Gandhi Water Treatment Plant (Barrackpore)

• Watgunge Water Treatment Plant

• Jorabagan Water Treatment Plant

• Dhapa Water Treatment Plant

• Construction of additional 15 MGD capacity of water treatment plant at Garden Reach Water works

Pumping Station with Reservoirs

New Pumping Stations with reservoirs set up at Tallah, Subodh Mullick Square, Auckland Square, Behala, Md. Ali Park, Garfa, Park Circus, Ranikuthi, Kalighat, Bansdroni, Kasba, Bagmari, New Park, Daspara, Siriti.

Under Construction :

Gandhi Maidan, Telepera, Mukundapur, Anandapur, Baishnabghata Patuli.

How to get a water supply connection: 

●  Contact assistant engineer of the Local Office of Water Supply Department.

●  List of plumbers are available with the department

●  Select a plumber and take an estimate from the plumber. The user should apply in the prescribed format and place it before the assistant                    engineer for sanction

●  After receiving of sanction, deposit the amount and get connection

One premises is entitled to get one Water Supply Connection however option for bulk meter is available for which one may contact an executive engineer (Water Supply) of the respective Zone for water supply through bulk meter.

For details including deposit money, water charges, connection fees, connection related complaints kindly visit KMC.